Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing
An Evidence-based Approach to Musculoskeletal Care
Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing
A comprehensive and evidence-based manual for orthopaedic and trauma nurses and students
In the newly revised second edition of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing: An Evidence-based Approach to Musculoskeletal Care, a team of accomplished practitioners and educators deliver a straightforward and practical textbook for the practice of neonate, infant, child, young person, adult and older person orthopaedic and trauma nursing. The book explores topics of critical importance to those working in acute wards, clinics, community hospitals, nursing homes, and patients' homes.
Divided into 5 intuitive sections, this book examines central issues in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal trauma care, specialist practice issues, the care and management of common conditions, and the care of infants, children and young people. Each chapter is based on the latest research and offers practical guidance to practitioners around the world. The book also offers:
- Practical explorations of topics in specialist practice, including assessment, common musculoskeletal interventions, and complications of musculoskeletal conditions and trauma
- In-depth discussions of common orthopaedic conditions and their management and care, including elective orthopaedic surgery
- Holistic musculoskeletal trauma care, including the principles of trauma and fracture management
Perfect for pre-registration and qualified adult and children's orthopaedic nurses working in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal trauma units in hospitals and community settings, Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing will also be of use to students seeking post-qualification education in orthopaedic nursing.
About this Author
Dr Sonya Clarke, Senior Lecturer in Education, CYP Lead MSc Professional Nursing, Pathway Lead for Orthopaedic & Trauma Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery at Queen's University Belfast. Sonya is a Registered Children's and Adult (RGN) Nurse with over 30 years' experience in orthopaedic and trauma nursing. She has worked as a staff nurse and sister and holds a Specialist Practitioner qualification in Orthopaedic Nursing. She completed a Doctorate in Education in 2019; her research focused on children's experiences of hospital from the perspective of the hospitalised child and the children's nurses who care for them. In 2020, Sonya was presented with the Royal College of Nursing Award of Merit, the highest honour for service in recognition of the exceptional contribution she has made to the RCN professional forum, Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing.
Dr Mary Drozd, Senior Teaching Fellow, Aston Medical School, Aston University, England, UK. Mary is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years' experience in orthopaedic and trauma nursing. She has worked as a staff nurse, sister, ward manager and advanced nurse practitioner in a variety of orthopaedic settings. She completed a Doctorate in 2019; her research focused on adults with intellectual disabilities and their experiences of orthopaedic and trauma care. In 2021, Mary was awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
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